About the Film
Park City is known world wide as a first-class winter sports resort and host city to many of the competition venues of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. But its first taste of fame was as one of the biggest, liveliest mining boom towns of the Western frontier. Its pioneers, miners, bootleggers, and other characters gave the town a colorful history long before the Olympics came to town.
“Silver & Snow” features stories from Park City residents who lived through the decline of the mining era and the rise of the skiing culture. Most of those interviewed had Park City roots going back multiple generations and they related the stories of their ancestors as well, offering a first person glimpse into a very different era in Park City.
Post-film Q&A with director Larry Warren.
Copies of the DVD will be available for sale after the screening, with proceeds benefitting the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History. Presented in partnership with Park City Museum and Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History.